A Traveller's History of Japan

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Interlink Books, 2008 - Travel - 292 pages
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The Traveller's History series is designed for travellers who want more historical background on the country they are visiting than can be found in a tour guide. Each volume offers a complete and authoritative history of the country from the earliest times up to the present day. A Gazetteer cross-referenced to the main text pinpoints the historical importance of sights and towns.

Illustrated with maps and line drawings, this literate and lively series makes ideal before -you-go reading, and is just as handy tucked into suitcase or backpack.

  

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Review: Japan (Traveller's History)

User Review  - Claire - Goodreads

Brilliant. A great complement to my Introduction to Japan subject at University, this book touches on many topics. Starting from pre-history and working through to about 2001. Very readable and ... Read full review

Review: Japan (Traveller's History)

User Review  - Claire - Goodreads

Brilliant. A great complement to my Introduction to Japan subject at University, this book touches on many topics. Starting from pre-history and working through to about 2001. Very readable and ... Read full review

Contents

Chinese Shadows 500800
17
The World of the Shining Prince
31
Shoguns and Samurai 11851543
52
The Christian Century 15451639
69
The Closed Country 16391853
83
Revolution and Modernisation
114
Through the Dark Valley 19121945
145
Reform Recovery and Resurgence
166
The Japanese Language and Japanese Names
226
National Holidays and Local Festivals
233
List of Emperors and Empresses
248
Regions of Japan
264
Glossary
282
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About the author (2008)

Richard Tames lectures on London's history for the Institute of Tourist Guiding, which trains the city's prestigious Blue Badge guides. He is the author of twenty books on London, where he lives.

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